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Project 2.1

Understanding the values of stakeholders in Australian post-mining economies

Project 2.1 Final Report

Project 2.1 Interim Report

Dig Deeper Presentation

Research Program

Risk, Evaluation and Planning

Project Leader

Dr Marcus Barber

Project ID



This project will deliver a report with supporting references, and/or a system diagram that illustrates the diverse interpretations of “value” by a wide range of Stakeholders associated with a mine. The project will develop a customised approach to discuss what value means to each stakeholder group and how these change over time. The project will consider who are (and will be) stakeholders in different contexts, their different levels of influence and what they consider valuable in the context of transitioning to a post-mining economy.
The project will consider a range of factors (including financial, tangible and intangible, measurable and non-measurable) and ways to think about possible complementarity and trade-offs between values and systems of values held by stakeholders. In doing so, the project will provide input into other TiME CRC projects (e.g. relating to tools to manage closure, strategic planning processes).
The project study will combine review of existing literature and conducting original research through an inductive process to understand values from different perspectives as well as possible ways to achieve ‘win-wins’ for different systems of values.

Project Partners

BHP; CSIRO; Curtin University; Rio Tinto; University of Queensland; University of Western Australia; Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Western Australian Government; Developing East Arnhem Ltd; Iluka Resources Limited; Okane; Peel Development Commission; Golder Associates Pty. Ltd.; The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia Inc; Newmont Mining Services; Hanson Construction Materials


18 months – completed